To the lens of any photographer the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, offers unravished beauty. Cyclone Sidr, which ravaged through northwestern Bangladesh two years ago, failed to destroy the indomitable spirit of the people of this land. From its rich aquatic life to its famous mangroves, it has recuperated from the devastation. Like the Phoenix in mythology, the Sundarbans has risen from its own ashes and gloriously it declares the triumph of beauty and nature.
JULFIKAR ALI MANIK
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